My name is Elsie J. Pelowook from Savoonga which is on St. Lawrence Island. I am a Siberian Yupik Eskimo and from the Lakaghmiit clan. Tagneghli is my eskimo name. Siberian Yupik is my first language. Norton Sound Health Corporation is my sponsor and after completion of this training program, I will be returning home to Savoonga to provide care as a DHAT.
Melanie HarrisFrom Hooper Bay, AK
Sponsored by Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
“I was born and raised in a small country town in Pennsylvania where I grew to love hunting and all the activities the outdoors provide. When I was given a chance to work in Alaska over a year ago I let nothing get in the way. I simply love the way of life here. I moved to Hooper Bay, Alaska to work in their dental clinic looking for a new experience after 11 plus years in the field. I understand almost all aspects of dentistry. It is a privilege to treat our patients with the care they need and deserve. This is my dream come true.”